Gowanus Lounge: Serving Brooklyn

On the Sofa, Daily Edition

September 17th, 2008 · No Comments

The John Jay kids are a terror; we avoid 7th Ave. during after-school hours. Last time we tried to shop around 3, my daughter emerged from the fish store at 3rd St. and 7th Aves. into a melee, girls shrieking and rolling in the street, pummelling each other, pulling out hair extensions, and screeching curses like hookers tumbling out of a paddywagon, while their buddies looked on in delight and captured the whole scene on cell phones. The police arrived with a weary air, as if this were a regular occurrence. On ‘good’ days the kids merely curse and push folks off the sidewalks. Gosh, isn’t this the new ‘improved’ John Jay, the one they broke up into new ‘centers of excellence’?–Brookbit: Stabbing on Fifth St. in Park Slope

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